If you’re not familiar with Punta Cana, you soon will be. This Caribbean paradise is located on Dominican Republic’s east coast, with beautiful white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Punta Cana is geared towards vacationers and holidaymakers who want nothing more than a relaxing beach vacation, preferably at one of the all-inclusive resorts. Kids will happily spend their entire quota of days in Punta Cana immersed in a swimming pool, or at one of the water parks shooting down water slides. This Caribbean destination definitely has the weather for it. It’s easy to get to Dom Rep from the US, Canada and Europe and there are more than 24,000 hotel rooms for travellers to choose from.

Families with kids will especially love a trip this family destination. Many Punta Cana resorts have child-centered activities with the best water parks, kids clubs and teens clubs. Adults can relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand while kids splash the day away!

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So, you’re looking for the best family resorts in Punta Cana with water parks?

If you’re looking for a truly splashtastic experience in Dom Rep with your family, then look no further. Check out our Top 10 list of the best resorts in Punta Cana with water parks for kids.

1. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 35 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes (4 swimming pools in total)
Kids club age range: 4 to 12 years old

Nickelodeon Resorts - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
Kids can get up close with their favourite cartoon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants at The Nickelodeon Resort (Photo: karismahotels.com)

If you’re looking to win the parent of the year award, consider taking your family to the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana. The family-centered hotel is located on the beach and features so many amenities and things to do for kids. Rooms are family-friendly and some of them even have swim-up access from the pools. If you’re looking to go big – you can rent the Pineapple house from the popular TV show SpongeBob SquarePants to stay in with your family.

There are 12 dining options with fun themes, like an astronaut restaurant that kids will love. The huge aquatic playground is perfect for kids to play in, while adults can relax at the pool reserved for grown-ups. There is also the “Club Nick” kids club and a huge sports hub on the premises.


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2. Royalton Splash Punta Cana

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 28 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: No, but there’s a splash park
Kids club age range: 4 to 12 years old (13 to 17 for the teen’s club)

Royalton Splash - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
Need for Speed: The thrilling water slides at Royalton Splash are not for the faint-hearted! (Photo: royaltonresorts.com)

Royalton Splash Punta Cana is a great family-friendly option with amazing beach access. Bavaro Beach features powdery white sand and plenty of lounge chairs for adults to relax while kids build sandcastles and splash in the sea.

The resort has four pools with eight bars for adults to grab a cocktail, while kids play in the water or enjoy the huge water park – it’s one of the biggest in the Caribbean.

There is also a kids club for children aged 4 to 12 years old and a teen lounge for older kids aged 13 to 17. Comfortable rooms and tons of tasty dining options make Royalton Splash one of our top choices for families.


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3. Riu Palace Bavaro

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 26 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age range: 4 to 12 years old (8 – 12 year olds are separated into an older group)

Riu Splash Water World - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
The water slides at Riu Splash Water World are sure to make your heart race! (Photo: riu.com)

Riu Palace Bavaro is a beachfront all-inclusive resort. It’s located steps away from the soft white sands and bright blue waters of Bavaro Beach. The rooms are stylish and sleek with purple and black decor. It’s family-friendly while still maintaining a level of romance and maturity.

Families will love the RiuLand kids club, nightly entertainment, and access to Riu Splash Water World. This awesome water park has water slides for kids of all ages. The adults in the group can enjoy having drinks by the pool or trying their luck at the on-site casino.


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4. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 17 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age range: up to 12 years, and a Teen’s Club for 13 – 17 year olds

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
The large water slides at Hyatt Ziva are popular with older, more daring kids (and adults) – (Photo: hyatt.com)

With gorgeous ocean views and Caribbean vibes, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is an all-inclusive resort hotel that’s popular with families. Many of the suites feature swim-up rooms, so you can jump straight into the pool from your balcony.

Canapolis Water Park is located within the resort and features a lazy river and plenty of slides for kids. Adults will love sipping cocktails by the pools while kids play in the water park or at the “Lost City of Anac Pac” kids club. There are also 13 different restaurants and bars to choose from, so there’s sure to be something for everyone in your family.


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5. Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 27 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age range: 4 to 12 years old

Bahia Principe (Scouts) - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
The Bahia Scouts splash park is popular with young kids (Photo: bahia-principe.com)

Bahia Principe Fantasia feels like a fairy tale dreamland for families. Kids will love the medieval-themed splash park with water slides and the books that surround a castle structure. There are tons of kids’ activities included in the “Bahia Scout Program”, and plenty more entertainment options for the rest of the family. The resort can help with booking fun excursions like zip lines and ATV tours.

Grown-ups will love the luxurious spa and the dining options that include Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. For sporty families, there is a great fitness facility and tennis courts with instructors available.


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6. Club Med Punta Cana

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 7 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes, with a splash park
Kids club age range: 4 months to 17 years old

Club Med - Best Punta Cana Splash Park for Kids
The splash park and mini water slides at Club Med are great for the younger members of the family (Photo: clubmed.com/pcac)

Club Med has been a trusted name in all-inclusive resorts for generations, and the Punta Cana location delivers the luxury and fun you would expect from the Club Med family of resorts.

It’s an oceanfront all-inclusive located just 10 minutes from the international airport. The rooms are bright and airy and there are 3 on-site restaurants for the whole family to enjoy. Kids can play at the awesome playground and enjoy activities at the kids club while adults relax at the pool.


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7. Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 34 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age range: 3 to 12 years old

Dreams Macao - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
These adrenaline-fuelled water slides are perfect for teens and the older members of the family! (Photo: amrcollection.com)
Dreams Macao (Explorers Club) - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
Splash away! “Explorers Club” is designed with younger guests in mind (Photo: amrcollection.com)

Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana is one of our top picks for families with kids looking for a fun-filled holiday or vacation in Punta Cana. It’s a brand-new hotel complex that only opened in 2020. It’s on the Atlantic side which means the waves can be a little bigger here but no worries because there are plenty of pools for kids to splash in along with a water park.

There are kids clubs and teen clubs with plenty of activities for all ages as well as a zipline and an arcade, tennis courts, trampolines, and tightropes that the whole family can enjoy. The rooms are designed with families in mind and feature large spacious living arrangements.


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8. Paradisus Grand Cana

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 22 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: No, but there’s a splash park
Kids club age range: 1 to 12 years old

Paradisus Grand (BLAST) - Best Punta Cana Splash Park
BLAST! Waterpark at Paradisus Grand Cana is hugely popular with kids of all ages (Photo: melia.com)

The Paradisus Grand Cana is a huge luxury all-inclusive resort on a beautiful beach. There are giant pools with canopies and daybeds for families to spread out and relax. Kids can enjoy the BLAST! water park and “Habitat Club” kids club, while adults take some much-needed relaxation time at the spa.

Every room has living rooms and dining areas so that there is plenty of space for families to hang out and spend quality time together. The suites have private balconies with whirlpool tubs. Another perk is the excellent workout facilities with state-of-the-art fitness machines.


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9. Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 15 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age range: 3 to 12 years old (8 – 12 year olds are separated into an older group)

Serenade Resort - Best Punta Cana Kids Hotels with Waterparks
The perfect balance of fun: Big slides for older kids and adults, plus a splash park for the little ones (Photo: serenadepuntacana.com)

The beachfront Serenade Punta Cana Beach and Spa Resort is a 603-room mega-resort that is perfect for families. With views of the ocean, gardens and pools, the luxurious rooms feature jacuzzi tubs and swim-up options.

There are plenty of restaurant options including buffets, Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. Kids will love the family pool with water slides and playgrounds as well as the fun kids club.


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10. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Punta Cana International (PUJ) airport: 28 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age range: up to 14 years old (Babyland up to 3 years. Splash Kids Club for 4 – 14 year olds)

Majestic (Splash Kids Club) - Punta Cana Family Hotels with Water Slides
Water slides, cannons and palm trees adorn the fascia of the castle-themed Splash Kids Club (Photo: majesticelegancepuntacana.com)

With all the perks that you expect from an all-inclusive resort, Majestic Elegance Punta Cana has the added benefit of access to the Splash Kids Club. There are teen clubs and kids clubs so that everyone in the family can have a blast.

Adults will love the amazing full serviced spa and the many bars and restaurants. There is an adjacent golf course for the golfers in your family, as well as a variety of entertainment options and programs like workout classes, games, and live music.


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Hopefully, our article has inspired you to book a stay at one of these amazing water park resorts in Punta Cana. If so, do let us know in the comments!

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